Homecare Blog

Magic Table Dun Laoghaire

A device which projects interactive light games onto a table is being used in Irish libraries to help people with dementia and autism.  The Tovertafel, which means “magic table” in English, is a Dutch innovation. The first such magic table was installed in … Read More

Help with Showering or Bathing

As any family Carer or Professional Carer will know, helping an older person with showering or bathing can come with some fear or embarrassment for both parties. Bear in mind that always you want to maintain the person’s privacy, dignity … Read More

Safe use of medication

As people get older, their use of medicines tends to increase.  Making a medicines list is a great way to ensure the safe use of medication, and also that any other healthcare professionals you come in contact with will know … Read More

Occupational Therapy for Older People

What is Occupational Therapy? Many Older People require occupational therapy (often referred to as “OT”) as a way to help perform “occupations” or activities of daily living (ADLs) – which can include everything from bathing and toileting to getting dressed … Read More

Memory Harbour Clonskeagh Hospital

The Memory Harbour at Clonskeagh Hospital, is a service for people in South Dublin concerned about their memory, those diagnosed with dementia and their families and carers. The Memory Harbour is an assistive technology and memory enablement demonstration site where … Read More

Making a will

A will is a witnessed document that allows you to make decisions on how your assets, savings and any other possessions (called your ‘estate’) will be managed or distributed, after your death. All the information in this blog post was … Read More

Sage advocacy

SAGE –  Support and Advocacy Service for Older People aims to deliver a representative advocacy service to older people.  Its mission is ‘to promote and protect the rights, freedoms and dignity of older people by developing support and advocacy services … Read More

TED video on prevention of Alzheimers

This short TED talk video by Lisa Genova, the author of the novel Still Alice, attempts to explain some of the science behind what in our brains causes Alzeimers and what we can do to prevent it.  At just under … Read More

Merry Christmas to all our Carers and Clients

It’s been another incredibly busy year, we’d like to wish all our Carers, Clients and their families a very Happy Christmas ! Pictured below are our office staff: Back Row L to R Jackie, Ed, Rachel, Meadhbh, Janet; Front Row … Read More

Osteoporosis in Older People

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that affects the strength and thickness of bones, which makes the bones more fragile and is often not diagnosed until multiple fractures (broken bones) have occurred. According to the Irish Osteoporosis Society the disease affects … Read More